Dyer's Garden Along

For fiber artists who have a dye garden in 2006.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Ceallach, how does your garden grow?

My garden which got in late, has a lot of things in it....unfortunately, the dyeing part is not so great, but the veggies are going great!

My tomatoes have flowers and one has clusters of fruit. My zuchini has flowers and some fruit, the cucumbers have flowers, as do the peppers and watermelon.

But the most amazing part is the amaranth.....Unfortunately I don't have photos, but it is dark red with the youngest part of the leaf this amazing bright red.....I hope it will make nice dyes!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

general blog update

I've added links to all the member's blogs to the sidebar. If anyone has some links they'd like added to our resources, please leave the URL here and I'll add them (apparently only "blog moderators" have access to template changes).

Also, members with blogs- please link to our page with one of our buttons, so the word spreads around and we (hopefully) get more members!

Thanks- looking forward to hearing how everyone's gardens are coming along!


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Anyone started dyeing yet?

I'm getting close to putting my first dyepots of the season on! I started collecting marigold and rose mallow blossoms this week. The marigolds of course, will make a beautiful gold dye, and the rose mallows should make a deep red, if all goes well! I'm really excited.

I also might try dyeing with grass cuttings- should be able to get a good green out of that! Might not be so good for allergies, though. ;-)